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    Crochet: the perfect Coronavirus hobby

    May 4, 2020
    Mitred Granny Square blanket

    I was pleased to see in the Guardian today that crafting hobbies like knitting and sewing have soared in popularity during the lockdown. The craft beating all the others hand down, however, was my own beloved crochet. I’ve long been a fan; finding it so much easier than knitting and so much less fiddly than sewing. I even wrote an article a couple of years ago about its benefits as a mindfulness tool, which I’ve dusted off for you today……

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    Granny socks

    I’ve had a lot of fun this week with socks. That’s not a misspelling. It’s been really cold in London, and I am now established in a pretty good writing routine, sitting in the…

    March 11, 2016
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    Glove affair

    Can you believe I made this glove yesterday? All right, it’s not exactly finished, and yes, it’s one short of a pair, but I’m pretty proud nonetheless. Look at the lacy bits! It’s meant…

    April 12, 2013
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    Made with love

    I’ve got that wonderful, warm, woolly feeling. I think I may have fallen in love. With crochet. Yes, crochet. Knitting’s less glamorous sister. I know, it’s a bit unexpected, but isn’t that love all…

    January 11, 2013